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  1. Living History Days

    C’mon home to the Living History Farm and experience a time when the rooster’s crow and the rising sun, not an alarm clock, welcomed a new day! During Living History Days, interpreters portray day-to-day life on an 1870 Florida farm. Step back in time, enjoy…

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  2. “McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida” exhibition

    The “McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida” exhibition will be located in the Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall and is the first Matheson exhibition to focus on local LGBTQ+ history. In 1956, State Senator Charley Eugene Johns created the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee. Better…

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  3. Billy Buchanan “Live” in High Springs

    Billy Buchanan: Award winning recording artist & songwriter, he’s released seven albums as a solo artist. He’s had three Top 20 songs on the CCM charts and has performed in all 50 states and in 26 countries. Billy will perform in James Paul Park* on…

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  4. Beginner Swing Dancing Class

    JANUARY CLASSES: This month we begin a new series of Beginner Swing Dancing dance classes! JANUARY SCHEDULE: Wed Jan 8: Beginner & Int Swing class #1 Wed Jan 15: Beginner & Int Swing class #2 Wed Jan 22: Beginner & Int Swing class #3 Wed…

  5. Union Street Farmers Market (Wednesdays)

    The Union Street Farmers Market is at Bo Diddley Plaza every Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm. Get your seasonal veggies, baked goods, bread, pretzels, prepared food, local art, and more!

  6. CMC Thursday Night Poetry Jam

    Gainesville’s longest-running open mic poetry reading–25 years and counting. All styles invited–from Beat to Baroque, formal to freestyle, spoken word to academic, and everything in between. All forms of word-based art welcome: poetry of every possible sort, short prose, miniature theatrical pieces, word-centered performance art,…

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  7. Reception for “McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida”

    Join us at the museum as we honor the Matheson’s newest exhibition “McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida.” Light refreshments will be served. In 1956, State Senator Charley Eugene Johns created the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee. Better known as the Johns Committee, it tried…

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  8. HESCAH Lecture: The Anxiety of Disruption: Women Artists and Creativity

    “The Anxiety of Disruption: Women Artists and Creativity” Speaker: Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts This lecture inaugurates the series “Art’s Inclusive Histories: In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.” For Spring 2020, HESCAH commemorates the centennial by featuring…

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